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Employment

CNA’s

A Mother’s Touch In-Home Health Care
Taking Care of Your Loved Ones with A Mother's Touch We Need Loving,Reliable, Responsible, CNA's Now.  Always looking for new clients who want and need a premiere In-home care. 

Barbara Jackson, amtinhomehealth@gmail.com, A Mother's Touch In-Home Health Care, LLC, 314-733-5100, www.amotherstouchinhomehealth.com

 

HOMEMAKER AIDES/PERSON CARE AIDES

Pyramid Home Health Services
Pyramid Home Health Services has immediate openings for Homemaker Aides/Personal Care Aides in St. Louis and St. Charles county and the surrounding areas. Do you have a friend or family member needing assistance with household chores or personal care? Would you like a new career helping people age at home? Pyramid Home Health Services has the job for you. We will beat other provider’s hourly pay rates and you will receive up to 80- hours of bonus paid time off. Additionally, both full and part time employees earn PTO at Pyramid, up to 80-hours annually. You can take this paid time off or choose to take it as additional pay. Full-time employees of Pyramid also receive 6-paid holidays annually and medical insurance for $30 per month. Call 1-800-699-1746 or visit our website
www.pyramidhhs.com  and apply online. Pyramid Home Health Services is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/AA 

Mary Tripp, mtripp@pyramidhhs.com, Pyramid Homemaker Services, 800- 699-1746, www.pyramidhhs.com

 

PART-TIME BUS DRIVER

City of Maryland Heights
Hiring part-time bus driver for 2 to 3 days per week to provide accessible transportation to residents of Maryland Heights who are age 62+ or disabled. Candidates should have or be able to obtain a CDL class C license with passenger endorsement. Ideal candidate would be a retired individual looking for less than 20 hours per week. Interested applicants can fill out an application at 
www.marylandheights.com or contact Megan Herman at 314-738-2552 or mherman@marylandheights.com.

Megan Herman, , mherman@marylandheights.com, City of Maryland Heights, 314-738-2552, www.marylandheights.com


Health & Wellness

CONQUER YOUR KNEE PAIN SEMINAR

March 21, April 18 and May 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Des Peres Hospital
If knee pain and chronic stiffness is keeping you from doing the things you enjoy, you owe it to yourself to learn more about non-surgical and surgical options for treatment. Join us for an upcoming seminars on March 21 at 6:00 p.m. with Matthew Bradley, MD, April 18 at 6:00 p.m. with Corey Solman, MD and May 3 at 6:00 p.m. with Scott Zehnder, MD.  Please RSVP to 877-228-3638.

Simone Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com, Des Peres Hospital (Tenet Healthcare), 314-966-9695,

www.despereshospital.com

 

ST. LOUIS HELP MEDICAL EQUIPMENT DONATION DRIVE

May 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Area Walgreens
St. Louis HELP Medical Equipment Donation Drive on May 6, 2017. St. Louis HELP is hosting another medical equipment donation drive at 14 area-wide Walgreens. The event is on Saturday, May 6, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. St. Louis HELP, a non-profit organization, loans the donated home medical items to anyone in need, at no cost or fee. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes/crutches/walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, folding ramps. See 
www.stlhelp.org for Walgreens locations. 314-567-4700. 

Elizabeth Cannon, cannonlz@yahoo.com, St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org

 

SWING INTO SPRING EVENT

May 18 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Hall of Fame Club and Museum at Cardinals Nation Restaurant

Memory Care Home Solutions is preparing for its 6th annual “Swing into Spring” event Thursday, May 18th. This year MCHS is excited to see how their venue change is received. The MCHS advancement team has decided to shake things up by hosting this year’s event at the Hall of Fame Club and Museum at Cardinals Nation Restaurant. Even though MCHS is staying faithful to the Cardinals this will be a big scenery change for the non-profit. “After five years the event has grown a great deal. I think this subtle change will continue the growth of this event,” said Erin Kelly MCHS Director of Advancement. The event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $35 until April 21, and $45 after April 22. Tickets for guests under 21 are $25. Tickets can be purchased via phone at 314-645-6247, via web at www.memorycarehs.org under the “News and Events” tab, or at the door. All proceeds go to program operations. 

Nick Clark, nclark@memorycarehs.org, Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-645-6247, http://memorycarehs.org/news-events/2016-events/


ST LOUIS SENIOR OLYMPICS

May 25 to 30
Calling all athletes and volunteers. Senior Olympics is signing up sportsmen and women, at least 50 or more. The St. Louis Senior Olympics, the regional competition for athletes aged 50 and older, is actively seeking applications for athletes to participate in more than 90 individual and team events over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 to 30, 2017. From basketball to bocce; soccer, softball and shuffleboard; to tap dancing, tennis and track, the Senior Olympics engage more than 1,100 athletes and hundreds of volunteers at more than a dozen different venues across the St. Louis area. The events are open to everyone. Athletes must be at least 50 years old, but there is no maximum age. We have volunteer opportunities for all ages. We have recognition, camaraderie and enduring friendships, all built around the spirit of this great event. Registration packets will be available March 15th and the registration deadline is May 8th. You can take advantage of the “Early Bird Special” if you register by April 17th. The packets include registration for athletes and volunteers. If you have any questions please contact Justin Bange at 
jbange@jccstl.org or 314-442-3216. We look forward to seeing you at the St. Louis Senior Olympics.

Justin Bange, jbange@jccstl.org, Jewish Center of St. Louis, 314-442-3216, www.stlouisseniorolympics.org


FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

Mondays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hylton Point
You are invited to participate in a weekly free wellness screening. Screenings for individuals over 55 include: blood pressure readings, weight check, blood sugar readings, as well as prayer and spiritual support by a Lutheran Senior Services Parish Nurse. Every reading is taken by a Wellness Kiosk with print outs available to take to your doctor. Don't miss this free resource today. Hylton Point Apartments, 933 Belt Ave, St. Louis, Mo 63112. Mondays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call Savanna to make an appointment 314-367-7697.

Savanna Little, savanna.litali@lssliving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-367-7697, www.lssliving.org


FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

Tuesdays - 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

LSS Rose Hill House
Take control of your health and take control of your life. Wellness Kiosks are specialized computers operated by our Parish Nurses. The kiosks measure blood pressure, weight and blood glucose levels. With our LSS Registered Parish Nurse on hand in the kiosk, you can stay on track with your health. This free service is now being offered at LSS Rose Hill House, Affordable Housing for seniors, every Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. located at 225 West Rose Hill Avenue in the beautiful heart of Kirkwood, MO. Call 314-822-4928 for your appointment today.

Vanessa Fakes, vanessa.fakes@lssliving.org, LSS Rose Hill House I & II, 314-822-4928, www.lssliving.org

 

FREE HEALTH SCREENING

Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The Village at Mackenzie Place
Free Health Screening with a Parish Nurse. Insurance information not needed. Measure your blood pressure, weight, blood sugar levels, and pulse. This free service is offered at Lutheran Senior Services at The Village at Mackenzie Place, 8520 Mackenzie Road, Affton, MO 63123. Tuesdays 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information, call 314-884-7909.

Melita Hodzic, melita.hodzic@lssliving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-884-7909

 

FREE WELLNESS SCREENINGS

Thursdays - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Hilltop Manor
Hilltop Manor, a Lutheran Senior Services senior community is offering free wellness screenings with a Parish Nurse. Screenings include blood pressure readings, blood sugar screenings, and pulse and weight checks for all seniors 55+. A Parish Nurse is also available for prayer, spiritual support and resources. Many who are already taking advantage of this program are aware of the positive benefits it brings to their health. Please pass this on to any family or church members, friends or home health aides that may be interested. Call Michelle Herrick, Service Coordinator, for your appointment. Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 636-938-6442, 11 Hilltop Village Center Drive Eureka, MO 63025.

Michelle Herrick, michelle.herrick@lssliving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 636-938-6442, www.lssliving.org


GERIATRIC ASSESSMENT CLINIC

First Thursday of the Month

Health Resource Center
Saint Louis University’s Health Resource Center and the Geriatric Education Center (GEC) are offering a free comprehensive geriatric assessment clinic for people 65 years of age or older, on the first Thursday of every month at the Health Resource Center located at 1408 N. Kingshighway Blvd #213, St. Louis, MO, 63113. A comprehensive assessment is more extensive than a screening appointment. The appointment is approximately two hours in length and includes assessments by medical, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and nutrition and social work professionals. To schedule an appointment please contact the SLU Geriatrics Division Office at 314-977-8462. 

Kathy Leonard, leona12@slu.edu, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, 314-977-8848, www.aging.slu.edu


Lectures / Cont. Education

PRE-PLANNING EDUCATION SEMINAR

March 16

St. Ann Community Center
Please join us for a free meal and let us help you plan for the future.  Our Pre-Planning Educational Seminars will be held at St. Ann Community Center on March 16th at 10:00 a.m. Reserve a spot today by calling 314-739-1133 and receive a free Personal Planning Guide or Veterans Benefit Guide.

Desiree Friedrich, desiree.friedrich@dignitymemorial.com, Alexander, White, Mullen Funeral Home, 314-739-1133, http://www.dignitymemorial.com/alexander-white-mullen-funeral-home/en-us/index.page


ADDRESSING HOARDING ISSUES LECTURE

March 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

CenterPointe Hospital
CenterPointe Hospital will be hosting a free Behavioral Health Lecture on the topic, "Addressing Hoarding Issues" by Debbie Kricensky at CenterPointe Hospital Gym, 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway, St. Charles (Weldon Spring), MO 63304, on Friday, March 24, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., with registration and continental breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m. 1.5 CEUs will be awarded to Social Workers and Addiction Counselors. General public welcome to attend. No cost. RSVP at 636-477-2157 or 
jbasler@cphmo.net.  

sahunt@cphmo.net, CenterPointe Hospital, 636-345-6150, www.CenterPointeHospital.com

 

HEALTHY-STEPS WORKSHOP                 

March 25 and 26

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services
Healthy-Steps instructor training 2-day workshop will be held on March 25 and March 26 at the Lally Room, Cardinal Ritter Senior Services. Contact Jean Krampe for details. Referral fee available.

Jean Krampe, jkrampe@slu.edu, Healthy-Steps Instructor Training, 314-517-3868

TEAMWORK - CARING FOR THE PERSON, FAMILY AND PROFESSIONAL

June 5 and 6

St. Louis University School of Medicine
The Division of Geriatric Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and the Gateway Geriatric Education Center are pleased to present the 28th Annual Saint Louis University Summer Geriatric Institute: Teamwork-Caring for the Person, Family, and Professional on June 5-6, 2017. This year’s event will focus on the team approach to caring for the person including their family, caregivers, and the professionals who provide the care. Details & Registration available at 
https://slu.cloud-cme.com/Ap2.aspx. 

Kathy Leonard, kleona12@slu.edu, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, 314-977-8848, www.aging.slu.edu 

 

CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF LONG TERM CARE CONFERENCE

June 8 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
Trying to navigate long-term care for you or your loved one? VOYCE will host the 6th annual Changing Landscape of Long Term Care Conference on June 8.  This educational conference brings together professional long-term caregivers and individuals from the community to learn dynamic strategies, innovative tools and available options. Join us on June 8, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel, 9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, MO 63134. Post-conference intensive is on June 9, 2017 at Friendship Village Sunset Hills, 12563 Village Circle Drive, St. Louis, MO 63127. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch both days. Cost for general public is $25, Long Term Care Professionals $65 to $125 for day one and $115 for day two. Administrators and social workers have an opportunity to earn 7.25 CEUs in one day or 14.75 over two days. Visit: 
www.voycestl.org/events/long-term-care-conference. Becky White, Bwhite@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2406, www.voycestl.org. 

Becky White, Bwhite@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2406, www.voycestl.org


Arts & Entertainment

ART EXHIBIT

March 15 to March 31 - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Chesterfield City Hall
The city of Chesterfield will be hosting an Art Exhibit at City Hall, located at 690 Chesterfield Parkway West, now through March 31, 2017. The exhibit will be on display in the City Hall lobby, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays, and will feature two-dimensional artwork, including mixed media, paintings and photographs from established regional artists Ann Croghan, Dan Esarey, Lisa Crisman, Pratima Murali and sculptor, Adam Long. A guided tour of the Art Exhibit will be offered on Tuesday, January 17 at 10:00 a.m. The tour will cover general overviews to in-depth explorations of the current exhibit and will last between 45 to 60 minutes. Chesterfield Parks, Recreation & Arts will host an Artist Reception on Friday, January 20 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at City Hall. The reception will offer an intimate setting for art enthusiasts to meet the artists and an opportunity to discuss the inspiration behind their artwork. The event is free to attend and light hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB

March 23 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Schlafly’s Bottleworks

The St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of lively music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know.  Join us at Schafly's Bottleworks on March 23, 2017, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Schafly's Bottleworks is located at 7260 Southwest, St. Louis, MO 63143. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and full cash bar. Full menu for food purchase. Did we mention the music is free? Don Dempsey, stlouisbanjoclub@gmail.com  St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-3185, www.stlouisbanjoclub.org.

Don Dempsey, dldempsey@earthlink.net, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-0188, www.stlouisbanjoclub.org

 

CREATIVE AGING: ART FOR HEALING AND RENEWAL WORKSHOP

March 30 to 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

JC Penny Conference Center at UMSL
Creative Aging: Art for Healing & Renewal is a 2-day applied workshop on Integrating Art into geriatric care. Learn art related interventions for your clients, residents or patients. This applied workshop is intended for professionals involved in the care of older adults in community, long-term care and health-related settings. It is appropriate for recreation and activity therapists, social workers, psychologists, counselors, nurses, rehab professionals, and others. Workshop is March 30 to 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
each day at the Summit Lounge JC Penney Conference Center at UMSL.  Instructors include, Suzanne Doyle, PhD Narrative Psychotherapist, Hospice Specialist, Social Worker and Artist Discussant Marilu Knode, MFA Arts Leader, Curator, Educator, Former Executive Director of Laumeier Sculpture Park. See attached flyer for full details. Cost $200 includes meals, parking, art supplies, and handouts. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance showing contact hours. Register online here: https://mimh.configio.com/ShoppingCart.aspx?com=detailview&imp=f&iid=678&&returncom=productlist. 

Tom Meuser, meusert@umsl.edu, UMSL Gerontology, 314-516-5421, https://goo.gl/GlXLfo

 

PAINT FOR A CAUSE FUNDRAISER

April 1 at 7:00 p.m.

Garden View Care Center
Paint for a Cause Fundraiser at Garden View Care Center of O'Fallon, in conjunction with Me Time Studios, is hosting a fundraiser on April 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The class will be held at Garden View Care Center at 700 Garden Path in O'Fallon, MO. Each participant will paint an 11x14 picture. The picture can be viewed on Me Time Studios website. Cost is $35. Me Time Studios is donating half of the fee to Garden View Care Center's Alzheimer's fundraiser. Fee will include picture, drinks, appetizers and a great time. Anyone interested may contact Charlotte Litle at 636-240-2840 or you can sign up on Me Time Studios website. 

Charlotte Litle, clitle@gvcc.com, Garden View Care Center, 636-240-2840, www.gvcc.com

 

EXPLORE TROUT LODGE

April 2 to 7

Laugh out loud as you learn to find humor in everyday life while playing some of the games you loved as a kid. Join us for an adult’s only program at Trout Lodge.  Have a wonderful fun time while learning about music, singing and gaining insight on the Ozark humor and heritage. Explore Trout Lodge while hiking and riding on a pontoon boat while you celebrate life and immerse yourself in the healing power of laughter. For more information on Trout Lodge and our adults-only programs, go to: http://www.ymcaoftheozarks.org/stay/adults-programs/about/ or call 888-FUN-YMCA to request a program guide by mail of all of the 2017 adult programs. Play, relax and explore at YMCA Trout Lodge.

Barbara Campbell, barbara.campbell@gwrymca.org, YMCA Trout Lodge, 573- 438-2154, www.troutlodge.org

 

SENIOR SIZZLERS PERFORMANCE

April 5 - 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Missouri History Museum
The Saint Louis Sirens will perform on Wednesday, April 5. Expect the unexpected as the Saint Louis Sirens take you on a musical journey through the ages. This vocal trio will entertain you with comedy, costumes and choreography as they sing fun and familiar songs from the 1940's through present day. All programs held in E. Desmond Lee Auditorium Missouri History Museum, Forest Park, admission is free, doors open at 10:00 a.m. and performance is from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For handicapped accessible information contact Lynn Hamilton 314-420-1444 
lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity and Its Muse, 314-420-1444, www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

4th ANNUAL SENIOR SAMPLER

April 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

West County Family Y
Join us for the 4th Annual Senior Sampler on Friday, April 7 at the West County Family Y from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Participants will enjoy free health screenings, food and product samples, informational handouts and demonstrations, plus much more. You can also enter to win door prizes. This event is brought to you by the Chesterfield Older Adult Task Force and the West County Family Y. 

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

WARM SPRINGS RANCH TOUR, LUNCH AND WINE TASTING

April 18 – 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Warm Springs Ranch

Join us for a great day in Boonville! We will tour the Warm Springs Ranch, home to approximately 70 of Anheuser Busch’s Clydesdales. During the tour, we will meet the handlers, as well as see foals, mares and stallions up close. The tour will conclude with samples of beer. The tour is paved and flat, but does involve walking. We will then travel to the quaint town of Boonville and have a delicious sit down lunch at Settler’s Inn, which will include two salads, rolls, smoked pork chop, green beans and au gratin potatoes with cobbler for dessert. Tea, lemonade and coffee will also be included. After lunch, we will go to Les Bourgeois Winery where we will have a wine tasting. This winery is renowned for its spectacular bluff top view of the Missouri River Valley.

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

FAIRMONT PARK HORSE RACES

May 2 from 10:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Meet at North Pointe Aquatic Center
Nothing beats a day at the races. Get a track side view of the horse races from the Black Stallion Room. Enjoy thoroughbred racing at the world-famous Fairmont Park Racetrack including a delicious lunch buffet. You can’t beat the excitement and you can bet on that. We will start the day at 10:15 a.m. pick-up at the North Pointe Aquatic Center parking lot, 335 Holloway in Ballwin, adjacent to the Ballwin Golf Course. We will then travel by bus to Fairmount Park.  Sign up early, space is limited. The cost is $45 per person and covers transportation and a delicious lunch buffet. We will return at approximately 5:00 p.m. For any questions, please contact Stephanie at 636.391.6326 ext. 401. 

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

ST. LOUIS CIVIC ORCHESTRA SUMMER MUSIC SERIES

May 18, June 22 and July 20

6:30 p.m. at Chesterfield Amphitheater
Don’t miss our wonderful Orchestra Music Series this summer! All performances begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free of charge. Fixed seats are available, but feel free to bring a blanket or a chair for lawn seating. Concessions will be available all night long. We are also a tobacco-free facility. No glass is allowed.   Performing May 18th is the St. Louis Civic Orchestra, based in Chesterfield, and comprised of 75 professional and amateur musicians devoted to their music. For more details, visit
www.stlco.org. Performing June 22nd is the Gateway City Big Band, a non-profit performing organization that brings quality symphonic and chamber music to the St. Louis community. For more details, visit www.gatewayfestivalorchestra.org.  Performing July 20th is Washington University's Orchestra which includes 75 musicians performing repertoire from the Baroque to modern period. For more details, visit www.music.wustl.edu/ensembles/symphony-orchestra

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us


Announcements

WELCOME HOME WARRIOR SUMMIT CEREMONY

April 7 and 8 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

St. Louis Community College at Forest Park      
We are honored to Welcome Home and celebrate all Veterans especially those military service members who have recently returned from serving during our current combat operations such as Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) & Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Special Tribute will be given to Wounded Warriors and Gold Star Families in the ceremony. Veterans and their families are invited to join us for music, food, fun, informational booths and a great celebration of their dedication and service to our country. This year’s combined event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Welcome Home Warrior Summit ceremony is scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, all booths will remain closed during that period of time. This event will be held at St. Louis Community College, Forest Park Campus, 5600 Oakland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110.

Lulu Liang, lulu.liang@va.gov, VA St. Louis Health Care System, 314-894-6530, www.stlouis.va.gov

 

FREE NOTARY SERVICES

April 17
Debra K. Schuster & Associates will be providing free assistance and notary services on Monday, April 17th for any senior service organization interested in participating in National Health Care Decisions Day so attendees can complete a Health Care Directive. We will provide free forms for completion and gladly provide guidance to complete the document, so attendees will leave with a completed Health Care Directive. Please contact Jennifer at 314-991-2602 if you would like us to come to your gathering.

Debra Schuster, dks@dschuster.com, Debra K. Schuster & Associates, 314-991-2602, www.dschuster.com

 

ST. LOUIS CELEBRITY SENIORS

April 29

Double Tree Hotel in Westport
St. Louis Celebrity Seniors, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to function as ambassadors of goodwill. We are a group of volunteers formed exclusively to raise funds and provide volunteer manpower for selected nonprofit community organizations in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Programs are designed for individuals 50 years and older who want to stay informed, involved, and in action. Each year St. Louis Celebrity Seniors, Inc. applauds the efforts of three individuals, organizations and/or initiatives that have made significant humanitarian contributions to our community. The 2017 Humanitarian Service awards will be Saturday, April 29 at Double Tree Hotel in Westport. This celebration will highlight outstanding success stories from our community. Thank you for your help to identify candidates for this coveted award.  You may submit your nominations by mail to: St. Louis Celebrity Seniors, Inc. Healthy Life Choices, 9810 Halls Ferry Rd., PO Box 4113, St. Louis, MO 63136 or email to
wilzetta8@gmail.com. Please visit our website for details on how to make a nomination.  Nomination deadline is Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  Contact Wilzetta Bell 314-517-8973 with any questions.

Jo Ann Brown, stlouiscelebrityseniors@gmail.com, St. Louis Celebrity Seniors, Inc., 314-496-6625, www.stlouiscelebrityseniors.org

 

SWING INTO SPRING EVENT

Memory Care Home Solutions

May 18 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
MCHS Takes Trip Down Memory Lane for “Swing into Spring”.  Memory Care Home Solutions is preparing for its 6th annual “Swing into Spring” event Thursday, May 18th. This year MCHS is excited to see how their venue change is received. The MCHS advancement team has decided to shake things up by hosting this year’s event at the Hall of Fame Club & Museum at Cardinals Nation Restaurant. Even though MCHS is staying faithful to the Cardinals this will be a big scenery change for the non-profit. “After five years the event has grown a great deal. I think this subtle change will continue the growth of this event,” said Erin Kelly MCHS Director of Advancement. The event will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Adult tickets are $35 until April 21, and will be $45 after. Tickets for guests under 21 are $25. Tickets can be purchased via phone at 314-645-6247, via web at 
www.memorycarehs.org under the “News and Events” tab, or at the door. All proceeds go to program operations. 

Nick Clark, nclark@memorycarehs.org, Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-645-6247, http://memorycarehs.org/news-events/2016-events/

 

BJC HOSPICE HOUSE – EVELYN’S HOUSE

Scheduled to open May 2017
Evelyn’s House, providing care in peaceful and comfortable surroundings provides a holistic approach to the emotional, spiritual and physical care of terminally ill patients of all ages.  Offering therapies for complex symptoms or respite in a home-like setting. Located adjacent to Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Evelyn’s House, scheduled to open May 2017, is a reflection of our ongoing commitment to the community. Features include: 16 private suites for adults, teens and children with walkout patio off every suite, family gathering spaces with overnight accommodations, kids and teen activity room and natural, comfortable surroundings with dedicated music and expressive therapy rooms, family kitchen and café, meditation room and garden.  In addition, there is an ability playhouse for special needs children.  Visiting hours are 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Leading edge communication and safety are a priority. We offer specialized on-site staff; hospice specialized care team, medical director, nurse practitioner, registered nurses, aides, a social worker, spiritual counselor, music therapist, expressive therapist and many volunteers. 

Cara Lotspeich, cms0310@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-273-0759, www.bjchospice.org

 

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY AMERICA

Home Instead Senior Care
The Alzheimer’s Friendly Business program is thriving and we thank you for your participation.  Home Instead wants to let you know about our newest initiative. Dementia Friendly America (DFA), announced the U.S. launch of the Dementia Friends campaign, a global initiative that aims to empower and educate individuals about dementia. Dementia Friends is designed to raise awareness about dementia and help communities understand how they can best support and interact with people living with dementia, according to Olivia Mastry, who helped found DFA. The program accomplishes this via an online training that involves watching a series of short videos and committing to take action. As part of the program, Dementia Friends provides suggestions for even little things individuals can do to help those with dementia disorders live well in their communities. Take a moment to click on the link below for your free online training to become a Dementia Friend. 
http://www.dementiafriendsusa.org/become-a-dementia-friend. If you have any questions you can contact Laura McCoy at 636-477-6025 or laura.mccoy@homeinstead.com.

Laura McCoy, laura.mccoy@homeinstead.com, Home Instead Senior Care, 636-477-6025, www.homeinstead.com/782

 

MISSOURI’S FIRST GREEN HOUSE COMMUNITY OPENS
The Cottages of Lake St. Louis

The Cottages of Lake St. Louis, located in the western suburbs of St. Louis, and opened the first of six cottages in January. Now, residents of the Show-Me state will get to see firsthand what skilled nursing looks like when it’s designed from the inside out to be a home. Each cottage is a stand-alone home that houses only 10 elders. “What surprises them most is that Green House homes are truly homes,” says Beamer. “We are very deliberate in saying each cottage is a home not like a home.’” This means no medicine carts rattling down long hallways, no big lights flashing above residents’ rooms, no large institutional kitchens and dining areas but all private rooms and bathrooms. In a word, the Cottages are “cozy.” Relationships are at the core of Green House communities. There’s one big kitchen table in each cottage, so everyone eats together. This encourages the natural social interactions that happen around a family table. The elders in each cottage decide what they want to eat, and they see their meals prepared in an open kitchen so they can enjoy the smells and sounds of a busy kitchen. It's putting choice, autonomy and privacy back to the Elders, who deserve it so much.

Christie Tutschulte, christie@CottagesLSL.com, Cottages of Lake St Louis, 636-614-3510, www.CottagesLSL.com

                                                                                                                          

TRANSPORTATION HELP FOR SENIORS

Gray Matters Alliance
Gray Matters Alliance, LLC through Keeping Us Safe is pleased to announce a national partnership with GoGoGrandparent to help older drivers who may be experiencing a diminishment in driving skills.  GoGoGrandparent helps seniors remain safe and independent at the same time. Justin Boogaard, co-founder of GoGoGrandparent explains this program was developed to help seniors who may not drive and are not comfortable in the using smartphones or apps, still be able to use the services of transportation providers like Uber and Lyft. Keeping Us Safe has been working for nearly a decade to help seniors and their families make safe driving decisions.  “We’re honored to have been sought out as their national partner to ensure older adults who give up their keys aren’t giving up their lifestyle.” “Each day, we help older adults and their families walk through the decision of when to stop driving,” reported Keeping Us Safe founder Matt Gurwell, “We’re thrilled to be working with GoGoGrandparent because of the best in class mobility solution they provide can ease decision making for so many of our clients. Their user-friendly service will undoubtedly remove some of the pain caused by the decision of older adults to no longer drive.” 

Vicki Spraul, vicki@graymattersalliance.com, Gray Matters Alliance, LLC, 314-266-2678, www.graymattersalliance.com


Honors & Recognition
There are no submissions in this category for this edition.

Support & Counseling

FRONTO-TEMPORAL DEMENTIA: THE BASICS, RESEARCH AND COPING

Fourth Wednesday of the Month

Alzheimer’s Association Office
The Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter is now offering a Fronto-Temporal Dementia Support Group on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. beginning March 2017. The support group will meet at the Alzheimer’s Association office located at 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132. This is a free group for caregivers of someone who has Fronto-Temporal Dementia, Pick’s Disease, Primary Progressive Aphasia, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, or Corticobasal Syndrome. A caregiver support group is a safe place to learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The groups encourage caregivers to maintain their own personal, physical and emotional health, as well as optimally care for the person with dementia. Before attending, please call the facilitator to confirm the group is meeting at its usual date and time, and to check for specific directions to the meeting location. Group Facilitators: Ashley Blattel, 636-262-0163.

Lindy Noel, lnoel@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter, 800-272-3900, www.alz.org/stl

 

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CARE CONSULTATION DAYS

March 25 and April 1 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Jefferson County Arnold and Northwest Branch Libraries
The Alzheimer's Association, in partnership with the Jefferson County Libraries, are hosting two free Care Consultation days to discuss dementia and Alzheimer's related issues. This can include things like caregivers stress, diagnosis questions, resources and services, coping with behaviors and learning how to communicate with someone with dementia. Consultations are conducted by a social worker for an hour to answer your questions and address concerns. March 25th location is Arnold Branch 1701 Missouri State Rd. Arnold MO 63010. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. RSVP by March 24, 2017.  Call 314-801-0399 to schedule an appointment.  April 1st location is Northwest Branch 5680 State Rd. High Ridge MO 63049. Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. RSVP by: March 31, 2017.  Call 314-801-0399 to schedule an appointment The Consultations are provided at no cost.

Steve Miskovic, smiskovic@alz.org, Alzheimer's Association, 314-801-0428

FAMILY CAREGIVER TRAINING

March 28 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Seniors Home Care
Congestive Heart Failure Training for Family Caregivers will be held on March 28 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Seniors Home Care. This free family caregiver training focuses on Congestive Heart Failure. Taught by a registered nurse, the class covers information including symptoms, care and medications associated with CHF. Seating is limited for this free community service, so please call 314-962-2666 to reserve a spot.

Ted Ryan, ted@seniorshomecare.com, Seniors Home Care, 314-962-2666, www.seniorshomecare.com


STROKE SUPPORT GROUP

1st Saturday of the month at 10:30 a.m. and 3rd Monday of the month at 3:00 p.m.

Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital
Miracles in Progress Stroke Support Group meets the 1st Saturday of every month at 10:30 a.m. and the 3rd Monday every month at 3 p.m.. Join us at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital, 14561 North Outer 40, Chesterfield, Missouri. We also meet at Mercy Hospital Washington please call 636/394-0968 for days and times.

Cam Compton, jaacaa@aol.com, Miracles In Progress Stroke Support, 636-394-0968


In Search Of...

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS

BJC Hospice
At BJC Hospice, we feel it’s our calling to help patients and their loved ones embrace every moment. Maybe you feel it’s your calling too. The goal of hospice care is to enable patients to live every day to the fullest. Volunteers are key to making this all work. Evelyn’s House, BJC Hospice’s 16-bed hospice house located on the campus of Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO, provides a holistic approach to the emotional, spiritual and physical care of hospice patients, offering specialized attention of a hospital in a home-like setting. Evelyn’s House will need many volunteers that offer valuable support to our patients and their loved ones. Through training and guidance, you will be prepared every step of the way. Volunteers for the hospice house work in shifts, typically two to four hours long. Volunteers are needed as receptionists, hospitality, companionship/caregiver relief, veteran volunteers, Lumina life review, passage, final hours, spiritual support, music therapy, complementary therapy, hairstyling services, flower arranging, holiday decorating, crafting, or piano playing. Call 314-872-5050 or email 
mary.lindsley@bjc.org. 

Cara Lotspeich, cara.lotspeich@bjc.org, BJC Hospice, 314-273-0759, www.bjchospice.org

 

MONEY MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS

Lutheran Senior Services
Paying bills, balancing a checkbook, or reading mail can become challenging for many reasons. Lutheran Senior Services Volunteer Money Management is looking for volunteers age 21 and older to help older adults living in St. Louis City and North County manage these financial tasks. Knowing that the bills are paid and the checkbook is balanced gives many people peace of mind. We receive many requests for Volunteer Money Management services and there is always a demand for additional, caring people to become involved. Two hours a month is needed to help an older adult in your community remain independent. For details, please call Laural at 314-446-2474 or visit our website at 
www.lssmoneymanagement.org.

Laural Crues, Laural.Crues@LSSLiving.org, Lutheran Senior Services, 314-446-2474, www.lssmoneymanagement.org


USED IPODS AND iTUNES GIFT CARDS ARE NEEDED

Memory Care Home Solutions
Memory Care Home Solutions is calling out to all community members to donate their used ipods (any version is helpful!) or gift cards for itunes. These donations are tax deductible and will be used to help serve families working to keep their loved one with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer's disease at home as long as possible. If you are able to donate please drop off at our Headquarters and Caregiver Training Environment: 4389 West Pine Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63108. There is guest parking in the rear of the building off of Newstead. Would you like to host a drive at your church or place of business, please contact us for an ipod drive packet.

Erin Kelley, ekelley@memorycarehs.org, Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-645-6247, www.memorycarehs.org

 

VOLUNTEERS, VETERANS FOR VETERANS

Compassus Hospice
Volunteers needed for Vet to Vet program. Looking for Veterans to volunteer to visit other Veterans on Compassus Hospice. These volunteers will understand what the veteran is going through. Volunteers will provide life review, companionship and caregiver relief. Please call Karen Riley at 314-731-4700 for more information. 

Karen Riley, karen.riley@compassus.com, Compassus Hospice, 314-731-4700, www.compassus.com


VOLUNTEER OMBUDSMAN

VOYCE
Currently seeking Volunteer Ombudsman to speak up for quality long-term care and visit residents living in long-term care communities. Volunteers are trained and then visit residents once a week. Ombudsman volunteers solve problems and serve as an advocate for residents. Contact Becky White at 
Bwhite@voycestl.org or 314-919-2406 for more information or to apply to volunteer.

Becky White, Bwhite@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2406, www.voycestl.org


LONGEVITY

Cognitive Improvement

Does Fasting Improve Mental Acuity and Help You Live Longer?

     Eating less is primarily associated with weight loss regimes. But new research tells us that certain diets can also be associated with longer lives and sharper brains! Here’s a closer look at it.

 

Ageing is inevitable!

     Coming to grips with ageing makes most of us uncomfortable. I am steadily moving towards the 30 mark, and I am already concerned about it. I want to follow the right presets for healthy ageing, and I know that I am not the only one with these concerns. The total market-share for all kinds of anti-ageing products has been projected to reach a whopping $345.8 billion by 2018: everyone wants to age gracefully, and in every way that is possible.

     Ageing affects every aspect of body function and is a major risk factor for several diseases – because defenses of an ageing body are lower. Cognitive functions specially decline with age and ageing is strongly associated with neurodegenerative disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. To help keep these conditions at bay, interventions that postpone ageing and extend health-span and lifespan are constantly under the research scanner.

 

The Beginnings of Anti-Ageing Diets

     It was in the 1930s when the link between metabolism and lifespan came to light – rats subjected to a daily stringent diet were found to have delayed disease onset and longer lifespan in the pioneering study by Clive McCay. Further investigation into this occurrence led to the finding that a higher metabolic rate correlates with increased energy expenditure by the body, which leads to its quicker ‘wear and tear’, hence shortening the lifespan.

 

The more we eat, the harder our bodies have to work, so they tire out faster.

     Based on this information, scientists are discovering new ways of slowing down metabolism by modifying food intake to help increase healthy lifespan and delay disease. Caloric restriction and intermittent fasting are two such anti-ageing diets.

·         Caloric Restriction (CR) refers to continuous dieting, eating controlled amounts of food without inducing a nutrient deficit.

·         Intermittent Fasting (IF) involves a short period of fasting, followed by a shorter window of food intake. For example, eating during an 8-hour window and fasting for 16 hours, or alternate day fasting. If combined with lowered caloric intake, it obviously leads to weight loss too.

 

Intermittent Fasting or Caloric Restriction: which one to pick?

     While CR has been talked about for a long time, there has been a recent explosion in the number of diet books that recommend IF including ‘Eat Stop Eat’, ‘The 8-Hour Diet’, ‘The 5:2 Diet’, and ‘The Warrior Diet’, just to name a few. These recommend slight variations from each other in the fasting and feeding durations. But before adopting any of these new diets into our lifestyle, we need to closely examine the science behind them.

     Continuous CR has been shown to delay ageing by as much as 40% in diverse small laboratory animals like fruit flies, worms, and rodents, but there is only sporadic evidence for humans and non-human primates. However, a recent CR study on rhesus monkeys published earlier this year reported a significant improvement in survival related to ageing as well as disease. But what is important is that a ~30% restricted diet was used in this study, which is difficult to maintain voluntarily in humans and can be harmful, putting a big question mark on CR.

     The good news is that IF seems to work better than CR for postponing ageing with little or no side effects, making it the preferred diet plan, because it claims multiple benefits without the need for continuous fasting. Mark Mattson’s lab at the National Institute of Ageing has pioneered recent research on intermittent fasting in rodent models. They have found that it

·         Extends lifespan and health-span,

·         Protects against stroke damage,

·         Suppresses Parkinson’s-associated motor deficits and

·         Slows down cognitive damage in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease

·         Improves memory and mental acuity

 

     The bad news is that there aren’t many systematic studies on IF in humans yet – most evidence is anecdotal. However, one important and promising piece of information in favour of IF over CR is that fasting up to 24 hours in humans does not adversely affect blood glucose levels, cognition or muscle mass, indicating that periodic fasting doesn’t seem to have the harmful effects associated with long-term CR4.

 

Intermittent Fasting: how does it work?

     Intermittent fasting induces a mild form of beneficial stress in the body that enhances the body’s protection mechanisms.  It is like exercising the body’s stress-handling machinery with mild stress during fasting, which increases its ability to handle bigger disease-causing stressors. Almost like how vaccines generate immunity.

     This mild stress also helps enhance mental acuity, especially learning and memory -when the body is hungry, the brain works extra hard to look for food, which essentially amounts to brain exercise. People who have tried IF also report increased awareness.

     It is also worth noting that many religions support occasional fasting for healing the body. In fact, Jainism has long proposed to eat only between sunrise and sunset, which is essentially intermittent fasting. The old idea of stopping food intake 4 hours before sleeping is also supportive of a similar lifestyle.

     So overall, it seems that intermittent fasting maybe worth a shot to smarten up and slow down ageing, as long as it is combined with a healthy nutrient-enriched food plan.

 

By Sarah McKay


Nutrition

Top 10 Nutrition Habits for Optimal Health

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.” -La Rochefoucauld

     The Princeton Longevity Center provides the most advanced and individually-tailored programs for improving and sustaining health and longevity.A key component of this program for creating and supporting optimal wellness is nutrition.  In order to get a detailed picture of your current and future health, we need to focus on how the food choices you’re making day in and day out are impacting this.  Since the center’s goal is provide simple, easy steps that fit into your current lifestyle, in honor of the Princeton Longevity’s Center 10th anniversary, here are the top 10 nutrition habits to support an active, vital and fulfilling life.

 

If you bite it, you should write it.

     Many times we think we’re making all the right nutrition choices to support our health only to discover that what we’ve been focusing on is not leading us down the right path.  For example, maybe we have gotten the message that nuts are healthy but we’re being too generous with our portion sizes by pouring a few handfuls of nuts from the jar resulting in too many calories.  Or maybe while we’re only drinking a glass of that heart-healthy red wine, but that “one” glass is the size of a medieval chalice. 

     Staying accountable is a good way to keep on track. Knowing you have to write down what you eat helps to keep you focused and your portions in check. Many times we eat so automatically that we don’t realize what we’re doing until we begin writing it down. Keeping a food diary helps you to recognize what your sticking points are, such as happy hour, fast food drive-thru’s, the vending machine or maybe Sunday brunch.

     Writing down or recording what you’re currently eating and drinking provides a clearer picture of what’s really going on.  Whether you write it in a notebook, use a tracking app on a smart phone or input it into an online program, just like a diagnostic test, these provide a detailed snapshot in order to see what changes we need to implement. 

     Too busy to track your eating habits on a consistent basis?  As part of your comprehensive exam, the nutrition department provides an in-depth look at your eating by analyzing your food diary for an appropriate calorie level, sources of fat, and vitamin and mineral status.  We then come up with a plan to tweak these habits to support optimal health.

 

Eat like it’s your job.

     In our time crunched days, eating or eating well often becomes the first thing we sacrifice when faced with the demands of our careers and families.  Often we become so busy during the day we either forget to eat or eat so little that by the time dinner arrives, we’re ready to pillage the contents of the kitchen.  This tends to lead to eating most of our calories at night right before we go to sleep - a time when we’re most inactive.

     Skipping meals may sound like a good way to save some time or calories or to account for a weekend of overeating, but this strategy tends to backfire as it leads to overwhelming hunger – the kind where anything and everything looks good. Reaching this level of hunger often causes you to over-serve yourself, eating larger portions more quickly than you normally would.

     Eating meals and snacks at regular intervals helps to stabilize your blood sugar, keep your energy up, and prevent you from reaching for a sugary treat in the afternoon. Start the day with a fiber-rich breakfast, such as oatmeal or whole grain toast, and add a generous serving of protein, such as eggs or a Greek-style yogurt. The fiber and protein will help to stabilize your blood sugar and keep you feeling full longer.

     Remember that food is fuel.  If you want to run like a sports car, you need to fill your tank with high quality fuel.

 

Power up with protein.

    Too many carbs makes us feel sleepy and causes a roller coaster reaction of blood sugar highs then low. Protein is digested more slowly than carbs and it also causes you to burn a few more calories as you digest it. Focus on having a good source protein at meals and snacks such as lean meats, beans, lentils, tofu, or low fat dairy products.

 

Focus on healthy fats.

     Not all fats are bad. Fat is essential to help our body run smoothly and absorb many vitamins and minerals. The American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society recommend that no more than 30% of our daily calories come from fat. For most of us that’s about 65 grams of total fat per day.  While this may seem like a lot, fat can add up fast so we want to focus on the heart-healthy unsaturated (especially monounsaturated) fats that help to improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Examples of heart-healthy fats are nuts, seeds, nut butters, olive oil, avocados, and fatty fish (such as salmon, tuna, halibut, and sardines). 

     How do I get more healthy fats in my diet? Add a small palmful of walnuts to hot cereal, snack on almonds, add slices of avocado to your sandwiches, cook with small amounts of olive oil, or choose natural nut butters to spread on your whole grain toast in the morning. Just remember that fat has twice the calories of protein or carbohydrates so keep an eye on portion size.

 

Hydrate.

     Did you know that dehydration is the number one cause of afternoon fatigue? In addition, we often mistake thirst for hunger causing us to eat more. Rather than reaching for another cup of coffee or a sugary snack to boost your energy, grab a glass of water for a natural pick-me-up.  Besides helping with energy and weight management, water is essential to digestion as it helps the body make bile and stomach acids. If you are dehydrated, the body needs to pull water from other parts of the body to get the digestive work done, which can cause bloating and cramping. Make sure to drink water throughout the day so you can rehydrate and help your body process the food you eat.

     Ideally you want to aim to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water per day. Just keep in mind that you may need more than this depending on your level of activity and how much you sweat.

 

Fiber is your friend.  Focus on fruits and veggies.

     The fiber in fruits and veggies is Mother Nature’s helper. The fiber not only helps keep you regular but also helps to improve your cholesterol as well as fill you up for fewer calories. Reach for 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Focus especially on fruits and vegetables high in vitamin A such as carrots, sweet potatoes, squash and spinach as well as those high in vitamin C like citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli, tomato, kiwi, and red bell peppers. Foods with vitamin A and vitamin c are powerful antioxidants that help to lessen the oxidative stress on the body and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases. 

     Some easy ways to get more fruits and veggies include sautéing some spinach, tomatoes and mushrooms to add to your morning eggs; snack on fruit between meals; or skip the pasta and stir fry zucchini, yellow squash and mushrooms in tomato sauce.

 

“Waste” it or “Waist” it.

     You are not a human garbage disposal. Picking at your dinner plate when you’re not hungry, eating your kid’s leftovers or drinking that last swig of orange juice in order to throw out the container, is not doing you or your health any favors.  If the leftover cake sitting in the office kitchen is calling your name, either remove yourself from the temptation or if possible, remove the temptation and pitch it. Stop worrying about “wasting” food because if you eat it, it goes to your “waist.” Eating food when you’re not hungry will not help one starving child. Doesn’t that food look better in the trash can than on your waist?

 

Become a food Ninja. Plan and attack your indulgences strategically.

     Remember, enjoying what you’re eating is not the same as eating everything you enjoy. In other words, instead of trying to eat every treat food you love on the weekends (such as chips, pizza, booze, wings, and an ice cream sundae all in one meal), focus on one main splurge and choose healthier supporting options. Love dessert? Order strategically by choosing a lighter main entree such as broiled or grilled fish with lots of vegetables and save room for that dessert you crave.

 

Be a food snob.

     Have you ever been craving a cookie and in trying to keep on track, ate yourself around the kitchen with healthier options only to end up eating the cookie on top of everything else? If you’re craving the real deal, go for it but beware of mindless munching which can lead to over serving yourself. If you’re going to enjoy a fun food, make sure you sit down, tune in to what you’re eating, and savor every bite.

 

Prepare like a Boy or Girl Scout.

     Many people don’t like to plan their meals or think about what they’re going to eat. Instead they go about their day and grab whatever is available when hunger strikes. A lot of times we justify it in our minds by thinking: “Hey I’m busy, I don’t have time to worry about another thing,” or “It’s not my fault I had to eat unhealthy food. I didn’t have any other options. It was out of my control.”

     If you’re trying to make a change in your nutrition, the importance of planning cannot be underestimated. To quote a chapter in Debbie Danowski’s book The Emotional Eater’s Book of Inspiration, “It is best to decide what to eat when you are full.” Why you ask? Because when you’re starving and ready to gnaw on your desk, it’s much harder to make healthy choices when anything and everything looks delicious.

     Aim to be prepared by planning for healthy meals and snacks. Go to the grocery store on the weekends and stock up on staple items such as fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, frozen brown rice, low fat dairy products (such as string cheese, Greek-style yogurt, skim milk and low fat cottage cheese), natural nut butters, unsalted nuts, whole grain breads and pastas, canned beans, diced tomatoes, and lean proteins such as chicken breast, turkey breast, eggs and canned tuna and salmon. Always have health snacks available for work or for travel. Good choices include grab-and-go items such as single-serving bags of nuts, fresh fruit, string cheese, natural energy bars, whole grain cereal in a Ziploc baggie, roasted soybeans (edamame) or even peanut or almond butter sandwiches on whole grain bread. Having healthy choices available gives you options rather than always having to hit the vending machine or fast food drive-thru when hungry and tired.

      Just a little bit of planning goes a long way! Healthy eating is really not that difficult. A little time investment can make a big difference. It’s important to keep in mind that “those who think they have no time for healthy eating will sooner or later have to find time for illness.”

 

By: Karen McPartland, RD


Exercise

Train Your Body, Train Your Mind: How Physical Training Boosts Mental Clarity, Creativity, and Longevity

     It’s clear that regular exercise is good for your body.

     The development and maintenance of strength, cardiovascular health, and flexibility wards off many diseases such as high blood pressure, heart and vascular disease, and it simply makes your day-to-day life much easier than it would be if you were weak, de-conditioned, and stiff.

     What may not be so obvious, but is equally important (if not more so) than the physical changes are the mental and cognitive benefits from regular exercise.

     Being physically active improves your current brain power and capacity, and can be protective of the decline associated with aging related illnesses. The newest research shows the effects to be cumulative and more beneficial the sooner you start and the longer you continue.

     Below, we’ll go over a list of what exactly is improving when you exercise, and then go over the most productive ways to go about it, but here are some of the biggest benefits:

·         Physical training slows down brain shrinkage that normally starts at around age 40

·         Being active can protect you from diseases like schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s – even if they run in your family

·         Moving in creative ways stimulates the brain even more, encouraging more brain activity than with regular training

 

     Let’s look at these benefits in detail.

 

How the Brain Changes as We Age (and How Exercise Can Keep the Brain Young)

     As we age (starting as early as 40 years old) there is a normal shrinking in the areas of our brains associated with memory. This affects not only memories of our past, but also our working memories of how to perform different skills and actions.

     These brain regions (hippocampus and corpus callosum) decline in the number of neurons and white matter as we get older, and as that structure decreases, it leads to a loss of function. Thankfully, this decline is halted and even reversed with regular physical training.

     You aren’t just building muscle when you get up and move, you are gaining cognitive function!

     Testing before and after periods of consistent exercise show improvements in tests of memory, attention, and the speed of processing information.

 

     A comprehensive longitudinal study, which followed participants over the course of twenty years saw those who kept physically active had better verbal memories than those who were sedentary.

     And this benefit is not just for those of us entering or into middle age. There are clear correlations in higher academic ability in preteens and teens who exhibit greater levels of cardiorespiratory fitness than their peers.

     A sound mind in a sound body isn’t then just an ideal, but seem to truly go hand in hand.

 

Lifelong Movement is Protective of Mental Health

     Along with the improvements in brain function are the protective effects of exercise against brain diseases.

     From what we’ve described above with the building and atrophy prevention of neural structures, it’s not surprising that exercise could help in various conditions associated with degenerative changes. As this study noted, regular exercise is also associated with a lower risk of developing such disorders.

     But it is also helpful against diseases such as schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s diseases, which had been generally thought to be genetic disorders. And as commonly happens when we are all told something is “genetic”, it can create so much anxiety and hopelessness.

     It’s very empowering to realize that you aren’t resigned to “fate” if there is incidence of these diseases in your family, and that, in fact, you can do something about it.

 

How Creative and Exploratory Movements Improve Your Brain Fitness

     In general, the research on the benefits of physical activity on cognitive status and development doesn’t specify any particular type of exercise.

     They use broad terms such as “relatively strenuous” or “aerobic,” and looks at heart rate as the primary measure of exertion. For most of us reading this, that could mean anything from a walk around our neighborhood, biking around with the kids, or bodyweight movement-oriented training.

     As long as you are moving around consistently and with good effort you will reap the neurological benefits.

     Yet it also stands to reason that some forms of activity would be better than others. In studies done on enriched environments they compared animal habitats that were sparse in sensory stimulation with those that were enriched with objects of interest and play (toys, wheels, etc).

     As you can likely guess, those animals reared in more stimulating environments had increased brain activity and function.

     Extrapolating from this, we’d argue that creative movement patterns that create unique stimulus for the body, would likely lead to better stimulus for the brain as well.

     And it’s also more fun!

 

Keep Yourself Healthy – Mentally and Physically

     The idea that exercise can impact brain health in numerous ways is incredibly meaningful for everyone concerned with maintaining a high quality of life through the years.

     For those of us with a regular exercise regimen, this is good encouragement to continue with it, even on those days and weeks you’d rather just lie down and watch TV. And for those who need to start back up and keep at it, I hope this information gives you a little bit of a boost to make it happen.

     As we’ve established in this article, all forms of exercise are good for the mind and body, but unique stimulus provides the best combination for optimal brain health. Try incorporating any of the following into your routine:

·         Games and challenges where exercise movements are part of the strategy for achieving a goal.

·         Moving in highly stimulating environments, hiking, swimming, climbing a tree, etc.

·         Unstructured exploratory movement play.

·         Even something as simple as running or walking on paths you’re not used to.

·         Engage in bodyweight training that challenges your muscles and mind in different ways than you could with weights.

 

     It’s difficult to over-stress how important being physically active is for your health and well-being.

     It also makes you really think a bit about how you want to live.

     You are essentially making a choice between a slow decline or going into the rest of your years with physical and mental vitality.

     It becomes less of a motivation for simply “looking good” or even performing well in your favorite sport/activity, and more of preservation and enhancement of who you are as a person, now and for the rest of your life.

 

By Jarlo / GMB Fitness


Social Engagement

Are You A Social Butterfly? New Study Says It May Keep You in Good Physical Health, Promote Longevity

     Near the end of life, many elderly people’s physical health and cognitive function take a rapid turn for the worse. Although it’s not fully understood why this happens more quickly in some people than in others, new  research published in the journal  Psychology and Aging suggests surrounding yourself with friends long after your hair turns grey is the key to successful aging, better quality of life, and a later onset of health deterioration.

     An international team of researchers found that leading an active social life and participating in joyful activities were more beneficial for physical and cognitive functioning, and for promoting self-esteem, than relationships with family members, The Pacific Standard reported. The recent study builds on previous research that has linked social relationships and friendships to better health and wellbeing. Conversely, social isolation and feelings of loneliness can manifest in a physical way, becoming as detrimental to health as physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet.

     “Social engagement is considered a key driver of life satisfaction in older adults,” study authors wrote. “Social activities promote feelings of competence, physical health, and cognitive functioning, which in turn contribute to high well-being.”

     For the study, researchers combed through data of more than 2,900 now-deceased participants in the German Socio-Economic Panel Study, an annual survey of residents from former East and West Berlin about their employment status, occupation, and overall health and satisfaction. Participants rated life satisfaction on a scale of one to 10. How often they socialized was measured on a scale of one to four, with one signifying at least once a week and four signifying never. To assess health declines, researchers used information about mortality status and year of death for deceased participants that was obtained at the yearly interviews, either directly from the surviving household members or neighbors or from official registries.

     The study found that frequently participating in social activities and events into the golden years was associated with maintaining well-being. In fact, those who prioritized socializing had better health and felt more satisfied in their final years than their counterparts. This is because an active social life “often involves cognitive stimulation and physical activity, which in turn protect against neurophysiological and cardiovascular pathology underlying cognitive decline,” study authors wrote. Maintaining cognitive function may make it easier to maintain well-being.

     While having a good relationship with family members is expected to be essential for people’s well-being at the end of life, the study found that strong family relationships had little effect on well-being and “did little to stall end-of-life declines,” The Pacific Standard reported.

     Being a social butterfly into late life seems to help mitigate and delay terminal decline in well-being, the researchers said.

     Study authors concluded: “Older adults, even at the end of life, continue to play an active role in shaping their own well-being by engaging in social activities and by prioritizing social goals.”

     However, researchers say more study is needed to understand the underlying mechanisms of end-of-life decline.

 

By Jaleesa Baulkman

Spirituality / Religion
Devout Women May Enjoy Better Health
     Routinely attending religious services may confer a halo of better health around American women, a new study suggests.
     Harvard researchers found that women who went to religious services at least twice a week were one-third less likely to die over the 20-year study period, compared to women who never attended services.
     Is this a case of divine intervention, or is there another reason behind the improved longevity?
     "The association between religious participation and mortality probably has more to do with religious practice and specifically, communal practice, like attending religious services, than with religious belief," said study author Tyler VanderWeele.
     "Something about the communal religious experience seems to be powerful for health," said VanderWeele, a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.
     VanderWeele said previous research has found that personal religious or spiritual identity, or private religious practices, don't seem to matter as much for health.
     "These things may of course still be important and meaningful within the context of religious life, but they do not appear to affect health as strongly. The results from our study suggest that there may be something important about religious service attendance beyond solitary spirituality," he said.
     Does that mean that folks who don't attend regularly attend religious services are doomed to a shorter life span? Not necessarily. VanderWeele pointed out that "with data of this sort one generally cannot definitively demonstrate a cause-effect relationship."
     He added that the association doesn't seem to be as strong for men as it is for women.
Nevertheless, VanderWeele said research does seem to indicate that women who regularly attend religious services appear to benefit from a boost in social support and a heightened sense of self-discipline, along with a diminished risk for both smoking and depression.
"[So] at least for those already religious, service attendance may be a powerful and underappreciated health resource," VanderWeele added.
     The study was published in the May 16 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans say that religion is an important part of their lives. Eighty-three percent said they've prayed to God during the past week. More than four in 10 Americans said they attended a religious service in the past week, the researchers noted.
     The study included information from almost 75,000 U.S. women in the Nurses' Health Study. The original study began in 1976. The women were between 30 and 55 years old at that time. Information on lifestyle, health and religious practice was collected between 1992 and 2012.
During the 20-year study period, more than 13,500 women died.
     The researchers adjusted the data to account for a number of factors. These included: diet, physical activity routines, drinking and smoking history, weight, depression, social life and race.
Women who went to a service at least once a week had a 27 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease. They also had a 21 percent lower risk of dying from cancer compared to those who didn't attend service at all, the study found.
     Compared with non-attendees, once-weekly service goers saw their risk for dying drop by 26 percent, while those who went less frequently saw their risk drop by 13 percent, the study noted.
Women who regularly attended religious services had fewer depressive symptoms. They were also less likely to be smokers. And women who attended services more than once a week were more likely to be married, the study found.
     Women who went to religious services more than once a week also lived an average of five months longer than women who never went to services, the researchers said.
The study authors cautioned that because most of the women in the study were white and Christian (Catholic or Protestant), the findings may not apply to all American women.
Dr. Dan German Blazer II, who wrote an editorial accompanying the study, said that "despite the findings, we cannot for certain say that religious belief/practice per se is the actual cause [of longevity]." Blazer is a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University Medical Center.
     He stressed the need for more research. But he also described the current investigation as "a major contribution" that "provides significantly more reason to believe that there is something about religious belief [and] practice among these women which contributes to protection against dying."

By Alan Mozes

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San Francisco startup helps smaller businesses like Blue Bottle Coffee offer 401(k)s
3/23/2017 3:29:46 PM Big News Network
Nearly all experts agree: The state of the countrys retirement savings is dismal. Experts estimate a roughly $6 trillion retirement savings gap among American workers, which rises to $15 trillion in View More...
Village on the Green's $50.5M expansion plan calls for new building, more apartments
3/23/2017 3:26:21 PM Big News Network
A 50-acre nonprofit retirement community in Longwood, which offers assisted living and health care services, plans to undergo a major expansion and redevelopment. The $50.5 million expansion and reno View More...
Cambridge's Sanofi Genzyme building is a quirky, aging ode to environmentalism
3/23/2017 11:30:54 AM Big News Network
If the stately Kendall Square building that serves as Genzymes headquarters were a comic book superhero, its origin story would be set in a design competition in April 2000. It was there that former View More...
Police chief's retirement will cost KC hundreds of thousands of dollars
3/23/2017 7:26:36 AM Big News Network
The retirement of Kansas Citys police chief comes with a big price tag: about $500,000. Chief Darryl Fort announced his retirement Wednesday and said his last day will be May 25. According to KSHB, View More...
Leonsis: Caps, Wizards would play more games in Baltimore if there was a new arena
3/23/2017 5:24:39 AM Big News Network
Ted Leonsis says the Washington Wizards and Capitals would play more games in Baltimore if the city replaces the aging 55-year-old Royal Farms Arena. Say there is a new arena here, whos to say you  View More...
Horn Hardart brewing coffee e-commerce comeback
3/23/2017 4:28:14 AM Big News Network
Historic food-services company Horn Hardart will be making a comeback this year strictly online and strictly coffee with the goal of making it a national brand over the next five years. Can nosta View More...
Employers must understand their fiduciary duties
3/23/2017 1:26:54 AM Big News Network
If you, as an employer, offer a retirement plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), someone in the company must be designated as the plan fiduciary. This person will have certai View More...
Right At Home brings in-home care to Scottsdale seniors
3/22/2017 3:29:00 PM Big News Network
Right At Home, a Nebraska-based company that offers in-home services for seniors living independently, has plans to expand in Arizona. In mid-April, Tasha and Chris Martz, who have been married for m View More...
Another executive change announced at Swift Energy
3/22/2017 1:25:25 PM Big News Network
Houston-based Swift Energy Co. has announced another executive change following the appointment of a new CEO and CFO this month. The company (OTCQX: SWTF) promoted Chris Abundis to senior vice presid View More...
3M's Inge Thulin's compensation down $2.8 million year over year
3/22/2017 11:30:54 AM Big News Network
3M Co. President, CEO and Board Chair Inge Thulins compensation dropped 14 percent year over year, according to a company disclosure released on Wednesday. His 2016 compensation, which totaled $16.7 View More...
Colorado Bankers Association honors 4 industry leaders
3/22/2017 11:29:49 AM Big News Network
When many banks hit the skids in 2008, longtime Colorado banker Jim Basey came out of retirement to take over a small community bank. He joined forces with Kevin Ahern, formed CIC Bancshares Inc. and View More...
More executive changes announced at Swift Energy
3/22/2017 11:26:00 AM Big News Network
Houston-based Swift Energy Co. has announced another executive change following the appointment of a new CEO and CFO this month. The company (OTCQX: SWTF) promoted Chris Abundis to senior vice presid View More...
Disney chief Bob Iger extends contract again
3/23/2017 9:26:38 AM Big News Network
With no successor in sight, Bob Iger will stay on as The Walt Disney Co.s chairman and CEO for another year. Igers new retirement date is July 2, 2019. Iger has been chief executive since 2005. He View More...
Allowances, pensions are rights of MPs: Govt.
3/24/2017 4:03:12 AM Big News Network
New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The government today asserted that the allowances and pensions are the rights of MPs and ex- MPs and Parliament has every right to decide on it. Parliament Affairs Mi View More...
Meisum Cultural Meet to preserve, promot dying old age cultural traditions
3/23/2017 10:03:03 AM Big News Network
Ukhrul (Imphal) [India], Mar.23 (ANI): Director of Art and Culture Dr. K. Sushila on Thursday asserted that revival of indigenous culture and traditions of both hills and plain dwellers needed to be p View More...
Good news! Kids of older mothers have well-adjusted kids
3/23/2017 2:37:04 AM Big News Network
London [UK], Mar. 23 (ANI): Want happy families? Then delay your decision to start a family, as a study suggests, children born to older mother experience have fewer behavioural, social and emotional  View More...
LinkedIn debuts its own aggregation service, "Trending Storylines"
3/23/2017 2:07:16 AM Big News Network
PanARMENIAN.Net - Most every social network offers a news aggregation service to help keep its users abreast of whats happening in the world around them. However, many of these feeds tend to devolve  View More...


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